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Albany Ring Road Update

Published on Monday, 5 September 2022 at 10:31:53 AM

ALBANY RING ROAD PROJECT UPDATE 

To construct the new Albany Ring Road, access arrangements to several existing local roads will be permanently changing. Works to implement these changes commenced in May 2022, with the changes being progressively implemented from late 2022 to 2024.

The Albany Ring Road Project will deliver a heavy haulage route around the City of Albany that will allow large freight trucks to bypass the town centre when travelling to and from the Port of Albany. This will reduce congestion on existing roads and create a safer environment for residents and visitors. 

 

The route of the new Albany Ring Road will require the closure of several freight rail crossings, the removal of the east – west connection for some local roads and access changes for others. The impacted local roads and changes include:

 

  • Lancaster Road - A cul-de-sac will be constructed at the western end of Lancaster Road. Access between Lancaster Road and the Albany Ring Road will be available via Timewell Road and South Coast Highway or from the eastern end connection of Lancaster Road with Albany Highway.

 

  • Patricia Close - Access between Patricia Close and Link Road will be severed by the Albany Ring Road. To maintain access, a new connection has been constructed between Patricia Close and Lancaster Road.

 

  • Lowanna Drive - The Albany Ring Road will split Lowanna Drive. Access between the eastern and western sections of Lowanna Drive will be provided via George Street, South Coast Highway and Charles Street.

 

  • Frederick Street - Existing access between Frederick Street and George Street will be removed. There will be no direct access to George Street or the Albany Ring Road from Frederick Street.

 

  • Old Elleker Road - A new single access point between the Albany Ring Road and Old Elleker Road will be constructed. Access between Old Elleker Road and Lower Denmark Road will be removed due to the removal of level crossings on Lower Denmark Road. The existing access between Old Elleker Road and George Street will also be removed to accommodate the Albany Ring Road.

 

  • Roundhay Street - Direct access between Roundhay Street and Lower Denmark Road and Allerton Road will be removed due to the closure of the freight rail level crossing. New access arrangement between Roundhay Street and the Albany Ring Road will be constructed.

 

  • Allerton Street - Access between Allerton Street and Roundhay Street will be removed due to the closure of the of the freight rail level crossing. Access between Allerton Street and Lower Denmark Road is unaffected. Access to the Albany Ring Road will be via the new Hanrahan Road / Frenchman Bay Road interchange.

Prior to the implementation of the changes, impacted residents will be notified and advance signs will be installed to advise road users.

Download the information document here